Shanti Charan on a comedian's responsibility to both teach and entertain
Stand-up comedian Shanti Charan won Best Comedian of 2016 in the SF Bay Guardian’s annual Best of the Bay write-up, but she still feels like she’s working towards her best material.
A Bay Area native, Shanti has been balancing stand-up comedy with part-time work, as well as writing and producing her web series called Mixing Masala. It's a cooking show featuring guest comics and her dog Bernie. Charan spoke about what a changing Bay Area means for her audience, and what she feels the role of a comedian should be.
CHARAN: I absorb learning things so much more when I'm having fun while learning them.